In the depths of war, she would defy the odds to help liberate a nation...a gripping historical novel based on a remarkable true story from the bestselling author of Hemingway's Girl
France, March 1944. Virginia Hall wasn't like the other young society women back home in Baltimore--she never wanted the debutante ball or silk gloves. Instead, she traded a safe life for adventure in Europe, and when her beloved second home is thrust into the dark days of war, she leaps in headfirst.
Once she's recruited as an Allied spy, subverting the Nazis becomes her calling. But even the most cunning agent can be bested, and in wartime trusting the wrong person can prove fatal. Virginia is haunted every day by the betrayal that ravaged her first operation, and will do everything in her power to avenge the brave people she lost.
While her future is anything but certain, this time more than ever Virginia knows that failure is not an option. Especially when she discovers what--and whom--she's truly protecting.
Avid reader. Bestselling author. THE INVISIBLE WOMAN (Berkley, 2021)--about real-life superwoman of WWII, Virginia Hall--on sale now. Forthcoming novel: SISTERS OF NIGHT AND FOG--about real-life superwomen of WWII, Virginia d'Albert-Lake and Violette Szabo--releases March 1, 2022 (Berkley).
Historical fiction, short stories, and essays include: Receive Me Falling (Elysian Fields Press, 2009), Hemingway's Girl (NAL/Penguin, 2012), Call Me Zelda (NAL/Penguin, 2013), Fallen Beauty (NAL/Penguin, 2014), Grand Central: Original Stories of Postwar Love and Reunion, contributor (Berkley/Penguin, 2014), The House of Hawthorne (Penguin Random House, 2015), Author in Progress: A No-Holds-Barred Guide to What it Really Takes to Get Published, contributor (Writers Digest Books, 2016).
#Hockeystrong, a satire written as E. Robuck, was released in September of 2017 (Elysian Fields Press).
Erika lives in Annapolis, MD with her husband, three sons, and a spunky miniature schnauzer.